Well the hubby departed early Tuesday morning for a trip to Africa with his new job at World Orphans. They are spending about 5 days in Ethiopia and then several days in Kenya as well. We waited until last week to tell the kids. We weren’t sure how they would react to the whole idea of dad going back to Ethiopia. He’s had to go on one other short trip and although this one is longer I was most concerned that the idea of him going back there would cause problems. It didn’t really seem to phase them. They didn’t even ask if he was going to see Grandma. (He tried but didn’t connect – was able to see the family friend and give him some things for her.)
None of the kids have had that much time to miss him because my best friend Kristen and her 3 kids (Kaity, Lexie and Jacob) arrived the next day. So it has been a full house with 7 kids (that would be 9, 9, 9, 8, 6, 6, and 3 – whee).
The kids are all having a blast. Of course, coming from Pittsburgh, they are enjoying our 85 degree weather and we are spending lots of time outdoors.